Volume: 2 - Issue:  17
14 February 2014
Iran Update


We are delighted to present you with the current issue of Iran Update, a publication of International Solidarity for Democratic Change in Iran (ISDCI).  You can see ISDCI's latest events on our website at: International Conferences 

Iran's dead poets society: The execution of Hashem Shabaani shows the pen can be mightier than the sword


Rouhani paid a swift visit to Ahwaz last month when, according to opposition figures, he confirmed the death sentences originally passed under the presidency of his unbalanced predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad...Read On

Two pupils lose toes due to cruel punishment by Basij


The cruel Basiji teacher asked the pupils to write a composition on the anniversary of the mullahs coming to power and show their support for the regime. 

Two of the pupils who were unwilling or could not write such a composition were ordered to shovel the snow in the schoolyard as punishment...Read On

MP: Some 300 000 Syrian citizens underwent military training with Iran's help

Trend News

Iran has trained some 150 000 Syrian citizens in Iran, and another 150 000 in Syria itself, Iranian MP Seyyed Mahmoud Nabavian said, Fars news agency reported on Feb. 12...Read On

Iran's supreme leader tells students to prepare for cyber war


"You are the cyber-war agents and such a war requires Amman-like insight and Malik Ashtar-like resistance. Get yourself ready for such war wholeheartedly," wrote Khamenei.The supreme leader was referring to two of Prophet Mohammad's warrior companions in early Islamic history...Read On

We should trust the secret Iran deal?

Washington Post

Controversy swirled yesterday regarding the Obama administration's decision to withhold from the public the text describing how the interim Joint Plan of Action (JPA) with Iran is to be implemented. 

Top Iranian figures have repeatedly and explicitly accused the White House of mischaracterizing the degree to which Iran committed to making concessions on its nuclear program under the JPA. ...Read On

I.M.F. Study Details Perils of Iranian Economy

New York Times

The International Monetary Fund issued a sobering appraisal of Iran's economy on Wednesday, warning that years of government mismanagement aggravated by the impact of the West's antinuclear sanctions had left the country vulnerable to anemic growth and rampant inflation that require urgent attention...Read On

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